Tuesday, August 29, 2006
Blaster Master: Ryan Howard
Ryan Howard is a beast. The man is mammoth. He has now flexed his tremendous power 47 times on the season. Without him inserted into the middle of the Phillies lineup they would be nowhere near the Wild Card. All this talk about how an MVP should be on a club that makes the post-season is bogus. That hasn't been the precedent set forth in years past, so why should it change now? Hopefully the Phils can secure a playoff berth and put doubts to rest about whether Howard is worthy of the MVP or not. Don't get me wrong, others in the NL are having fine seasons, but none as fine as the Blaster Master. Beltran has tons of protection with Delgado and Wright batting behind him. Pujols is awesome, but he too has Rolen. What does Howard have?...Pat "3rd Strike Looking" Burrell.
*ZERO- no more scoreless inning streak for our fearless leader Thee Model Dictator. I'm just praying that Manuel doesn't use 1 surrendered run as a way of saying "Told you he shouldn't pitch more".
*Hits- Abe "No Hit" Nunez is back in full effect. My man is now 0-18 over the past handful of games, dropping his average to .189.
*+.500- Phils are now dead smack on the level of mediocrity at 65-65. For a few games they were hovering above .500 land, but since have returned.